The Big Boo Cast, Episode 218

On this episode we spend some time making predictions about the National Championship game, and then we move into deeper subjects like eyebrow pencils, what we love about libraries, and additional low-level goals for 2021.

We also talk about Melanie’s completely accurate assessment of the Living Proof Dry Volume Blast (I finally tried it!), my quest for the perfect hair towel, and Melanie’s (DELIGHTFUL) Five Favorites.

Hope y’all enjoy! Hang in there, everybody.

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Show Notes:

Zoe’s Family Meals

Titans by Leila Meacham

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Soul

Sylvie’s Love

– Living Proof Dry Volume Blast

Anastasia Brow Wiz

Jamie Golden’s Brow Product Recommendations:

LA Colors Shady Slim Brow Pencil

Benefit Gimme Brow Gel

Glossier Boy Brow

Flower Beauty Brow Gel

Glossier Brow Flick Pen

Benefit Brow Filling Pen

Fenty Brow MVP Sculpting Wax Pencil & Styler

Things I Bought & Liked on IG

Rechargeable LED Book Light

Anrabess Long Sleeve Batwing Sweater

Lemon & Eucalyptus oil

Acrylic tissue holder

The Bible Recap by Tara-Leigh Cobble

ESV Large Print Bible

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 217

Consider this episode a celebration of the arrival of Twenty Twenty-Fun, because we have lots of happy football news and happy movie news and even some happy salad news.

Yes. I said “salad.”

We also talk about our low-level goals for the new year, our favorite crunchy vegetables (THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC), and last but not least, my current Five Favorites. So, as you can see, 2021 is off to a spectacular start!

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Episode 194 with Coach Mike Leach

Soul

LIfe in PIeces

Solitaire app

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs – Christmas Party Episode 8 with Amy Grant

The Next Right Thing Guided Journal by Emily Freeman

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21

Soul soundtrack on Apple Music and Spotify

Piano Chill playlist on Apple Music

@thesaltedtable on Instagram

Instructions for how to add our Patreon episodes to your favorite podcast app

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 216

Lo, it is our last episode of 2020, and right out of the gate Melanie comes in strong by sharing catchphrase she’s heard for 2021. I have a feeling that this episode won’t be the last time we reference it. Besides the catchphrase fun, we talk about our respective Christmases, my deep affection for a new year, and we also discuss what three product discoveries from 2020 we plan to carry with us into 2021.

Oh! And I share a recipe for an easy dip I made on Christmas day, plus we discuss the challenges of new technology at this stage of life, and Melanie shares her five favorites.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

That Sounds Fun with Annie Downs and guest Ben Rector

Universal Standard Stephanie Wide Leg Stripe Pants

Vidalia Onion Dip (made it for the first time in forever this Christmas and remembered why we love it)

Thrive Market

Cuisinart Coffee Center (update as I’m editing this episode: we have finally figured out our best strategy for a great pot of coffee – 12 cups of cold, filtered water and 8 large scoops (that’s 16 tablespoons) of ground coffee)

– Kleem Organics retinol moisturizer

Kenra Heat Cast thermal spray

Living Proof Dry Volume Blast (Melanie’s hair MVP)

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Living Proof Triple Detox Shampoo

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Wash

R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner

Prose Pre-Shampoo Scalp Mask

Hair Scalp Massager

COOP Home Goods Pillow (a for sure 2020 MVP)

Redland Cotton Sheets

Alexa Home Studio

Echo Silver on SNL

Colorfulkoala leggings

M3 Anti-Cellulite massage oil

ABLE Leather & Lavender candle

@heymadinelson on Instagram

Lucky Peacock Designs

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 215

This week I share a terrible (okay – not really terrible – just exasperating) thing that happened when I had to go to Walmart and Target on the same day, and Melanie analyzes the Aggies’ College Football Playoff chances. We also have a discussion about Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash, only I call it Sierra Mist Cranberry Blast, and clearly I have reached a point in my life where I just make up my own names for familiar products. 

And as a public service to readers everywhere, Melanie makes some book suggestions that feature war / espionage as a backdrop for brave actions by gritty heroines, and I share my Five Favorites. Only I forgot to include the Five Favorites background music. I hope you can forgive me. 

Please do enjoy, everyone.

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Show Notes:

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Beatriz Williams (she has tons of books; Melanie mentioned three: A Hundred Summers, Golden Hour, and Along the Infinite Sea)

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

The German Heiress by Anika Scott

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

This Secret Thing by Mary Beth Whalen

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush

R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo

Prose Hair Mask

Prose Dry Shampoo

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

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Bath & Body Works Fresh Balsam candles

Algenist Eye Renewal Balm

Mindy Kaling’s ring finger

– Old Navy sweaters in regular sizes and plus sizes

Sanctuary Project jewelry (use promo code SANC25 for 25% off)

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 214

This week we talk about weather (yes, we are 107), some fun fashion memories, and college football because if we didn’t talk about college football then the world would surely stop spinning on its axis.

We also share part of this month’s Closer Look episode from Patreon – with special guest Travis Cottrell. As many of y’all know, Travis is one of our very favorite people – and he happens to be a huge fan of 80’s music. You’ll hear the 80’s music part of our Patreon discussion on this episode, and you’ll also see a link to Travis’ 80’s Duets Playlist in the Show Notes below.

And on top of all that: Melanie shares Five Favorites.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Silk Reflections hose

A great Barefoot Dreams alternative (I decided the Barefoot Dreams options were way too long for Martha – and this style is much more her speed) (please don’t tell her that this is one of her presents) :-)

Travis Cottrell

Travis’ 80’s Duet Playlist on Apple Music

Travis’ 80’s Duet Playlist on Spotify

Revitalash

Pure Science Neck Firming Cream

Melanie’s new favorite Stars Above pajamas

“Heirlooms” by Amy Grant

Allie+Bess bracelets

Lucky Peacock Designs

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 213

Well naturally we kick off this week’s episode with a Thanksgiving weekend recap in general and a college football recap in particular (you should expect no less from us in late November / early December). We also talk through a fairly extensive list of shows we’ve been watching, and Melanie fills us in on her family’s recent trip to the Christmas tree lot – among other Christmas-related dramas.

On top of all that delightfulness (is it? let’s pretend it is, okay?), we’re back in it with Five Favorites this week, and one of them is the old Instagram because the new Instagram is garbage. We sound like we’re 102 when we talk about how WE DON’T LIKE THE CHANGES, and we’re okay with that.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

The Crown

The No’s of Hallmark Movies on The Popcast with Knox and Jamie

Dash & Lily

Virgin River – Season 2

Grand Designs

Voices of Fire

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

COOP Home Goods Pillow – OUR FAVORITE

Hello Fresh (IT IS A BLESSING TO MY SOUL) (use promo code BIGBOO90 for $90 off your first order) (I LOVE IT)

The Nester’s thoughts on quieting the house

HomeTown on HGTV

Christy Nockels’ The Thrill of Hope

A Ben Rector Christmas

Leslie Odom Jr.’s The Christmas Album

Sponsors:

Sakara (use promo code BIGBOO for $20 off your first order of the Prenatal)

NoteCube (use code BIGBOO for 20% off)

– Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)